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ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

New facility opens in April 2018 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   In a unique collaboration between a court manufacturer and a leading squash coach, ASB Squash has teamed up with Australian Shaun Moxham to launch a new high performance squash training facility in the USA. The new MSquash Accelerator Center is [...]

December 5, 2017 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

World Team Squash Champs highlight of Marseille’s year as European Capital of Sport

World Team Squash Champs highlight of Marseille’s year as European Capital of Sport

France building momentum for Olympic push By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Marseille Deputy Mayor of Sports Richard Miron revealed that the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship will be the closing event in the French city’s celebrations as the European Capital of Sports 2017 – adding that it was the “only [...]

November 27, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

England squad face testing time

England squad face testing time

Test match broadcast live on BBC By ROD GILMOUR   A full-strength England will take on a Rest of the World team in the eagerly-anticipated Ab Initio Squash International in Surrey on Friday – with the event being showcased live across the globe and featuring a number of exciting elements to capture the Test match [...]

November 22, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Needing the 5,000: Aussies target new supporters

Needing the 5,000: Aussies target new supporters

Squash Victoria reaches out to bring all players, fans and families into the fold By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Here at Squash Mad we are always delighted to share great ideas to help grow the game. Data capture is obviously an important factor in helping the sport to know who is playing squash and [...]

November 22, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

PSA to develop partnership with US Squash

PSA to develop partnership with US Squash

32 events in USA provide a quarter of PSA prize money By SEAN REUTHE    The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and US Squash have agreed to intensify their partnership in an effort to continue the significant growth of PSA tournaments and associated prize money in the United States over the coming years. Total prize money [...]

November 12, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Corby campaign highlights need for more squash courts

Corby campaign highlights need for more squash courts

Fitness industry should be supporting squash By JOEL DURSTON – Squash Mad Special Correspondent   Squash received a much needed boost last week as Conservative MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire Tom Pursglove raised the issue in the House of Commons of Corby having no squash courts. He had recently attended a World Squash Day [...]

November 9, 2017 Joel Durston Growing the game, News 0

Corby MP calls for Parliamentary Debate about Squash Accessibility and Benefits

Corby MP calls for Parliamentary Debate about Squash Accessibility and Benefits

Corby MP calls for Parliamentary Debate about Squash Accessibility and Benefits By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter   Last Thursday in the House of Commons, Tom Pursglove, MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, successfully raised the issues of the lack of squash courts in Corby and the benefits of squash. Fresh from attending a [...]

November 1, 2017 James Roberts Growing the game, News 0

Dunlop in record junior deal with England Squash

Dunlop in record junior deal with England Squash

Nick Matthew backs plan to attract a younger audience By DONNA HELMER (England Squash)   England Squash have announced a record three-year sponsorship with the world’s number one squash brand, Dunlop, which will see the sport’s market leader become the official partner of the England Squash Junior Circuit, including title sponsor of the British Junior [...]

October 23, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

World Squash Day brings the game together like a global village

World Squash Day brings the game together like a global village

Squash is just one big global family By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day brought the sport together like one big global family with some amazing events taking place all over the planet. And nowhere was the idea of family more apparent than at the US Open in Philadelphia, where Egyptians Ali Farag [...]

October 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 2

World Squash Day: Growing the game and building new clubs

World Squash Day: Growing the game and building new clubs

British MPs back World Squash Day By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Politicians, national federations, squash stars, coaches and clubs all over the planet are promoting the sport on World Squash Day, which is taking place tomorrow (Saturday October 14). And one national coach has promised that every newcomer to his academy will become “addicted to [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

East Coast Academy launches graphical history of the game on World Squash Day

East Coast Academy launches graphical history of the game on World Squash Day

Squash’s history in bite-sized chunks By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 14th 2017, In celebration of World Squash Day, The East Coast Squash Academy is excited to release the most all- inclusive infographic of squash statistics representing the history of squash, its massive global appeal, fun facts and interesting trivia. The Squash [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

French Sports Minister supports squash

French Sports Minister supports squash

By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   France’s Minister of Sport Laura Flessel, hosted by French Squash Federation president Jean Denis Barbet, has visited the French Squash National Training Centre in Creteil to watch women’s world No.2 (and WSF Olympic Commission member) Camille Serme competing in a French Regional League match on the [...]

October 7, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Canary Wharf tickets on sale today

Canary Wharf tickets on sale today

Annual rush as fans clamour for tickets to London’s top tournament By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is one of the most popular squash tournaments in the world, and also has a reputation for innovation in the sport. For the 2018 edition, matches in the early rounds will be played [...]

October 6, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Stars support World Squash Day

Stars support World Squash Day

Double the fun says Cam Pilley The world’s leading squash players are encouraging every club on the planet to open their doors to support World Squash Day.  This annual event to promote the game takes place on Saturday October 14th and former world champions Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro, and world doubles champion Cam Pilley, [...]

October 5, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

England Squash awarded £7.9m funding by Sport England

England Squash awarded £7.9m funding by Sport England

‘Our aim is to sustain all aspects of the game’ says Keir Worth By DONNA HELMER and ALAN THATCHER   England Squash has been awarded a total of £7.9 million over the next funding cycle from Sport England as part of a series of major new investments aimed at keeping the nation active. The national [...]

October 2, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 1